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Museo di San Marco

Piazza San Marco, Florence, Italy
39 55 238 8608
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Opened to the public in 1869, this museum houses the largest collection of sacred art in Florence including a sweeping fresco by Giovanni Antonio Sogliani and a superb collection of works by Mariotto Albertinelli.
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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Piazza San Marco, Florence, Italy
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"fra angelico"
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Fabulous combination of architecture and art. This could well become your favourite art gallery. It features the important works of Fra Angelico, so don't miss the monks' cells and stunning library. Only 15 minutes' walk from the station.

Thank Roskers
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Reviewed 1 week ago

No not the real last supper - the one in Milan, but the painting that inspired it. This is a hidden gem in Florence. The square in front of the Museum is a major bus stop area so the museum is easy to get to...More

Thank WanderingOso
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Fra Angelico’s frescoes are beautiful: simple, spiritual and speaking of great love. I find all the ornate Renaissance art too much. I could have stayed looking at these all day. It is a real oasis.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I visited Florence in 2000 with my elderly mom. I desperately wanted to go back to see San Marco with my husband this year and we were able to make the trip. These frescoes are just the most beautiful and ethereal pieces of art I've...More

Thank ba8alou
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Beautiful architecture, imagery. Happened on to this hidden gem which means there were no crowds which was refreshing, beautiful tapestries.

Thank Glynis407
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Quite some nice features to see but of course they are of a religious kind. On the other hand, when in Italy, what isn't.

Thank Klas S
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is off the beaten track and there are no crowds here. Bottichelli's tomb is here and I would recommend a visit it is well worthwhile

Thank pinkzinc
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I love the inventiveness of these paintings. You will see paintings by Fra Angelico elsewhere but you need to visit Museo di San Marco to really understand them. He lived here and painted on all the walls.

Thank ZAZA223
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Reviewed 14 July 2018

This is where Bottichelli is buried. It is a forgotten site, so don't expect any crowds. You will have it all to yourself.

Thank Christmas2010
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Reviewed 11 July 2018 via mobile

This convent is a treasure . Uncrowded and filled with gorgeous Fra Angelico frescos . Breathtaking ! And very few people are crowding around so you can see the art up close . They have an Annunciation by Fra Angelico that rivals the one in...More

Thank karentoddmd
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The pleasant atmosphere of this residential area, a
stone’s throw away from the Duomo of Florence,
surprises everyone. A continuous flow of backpacking
students provides the tranquil surroundings for the
elderly residents who sit in Piazza San Marco to read
the daily newspaper. Home to several universities,
including the Academy of Fine Arts, San Marco is one
of the most vibrant cultural centers in the city. A
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Joanna H
23 May 2018|
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Response from HotelSnob2003 | Reviewed this property |
No. You can join a tour, but it’s very easy on your own. I was there last May, August, and February, and it was never crowded. Just remember it closes at 13:50 each day. Enjoy!
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Genevieve S
21 April 2015|
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Response from AlessandroFlorence |
Free tours in English usually run on Wednesday anf friday at 12.30 pm (no reservation required). Schedule can occasionally change. You could call the museum the day before your visit.
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